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for the "national journal." she's coming to us from washington. and also in washington, david sheppardson, the d.c. bureau chief of the detroit news. welcome to you both inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: amy let me start with you. the actual number of electric plug-in cars sold here as a percentage of the overall sales is very small. but talk about whether it is considered at least rapidly growing. >> i think it is all relative and it is growing. and it is growing substantially from where it was in say 2011 to where it is poised to be in 2012 after the next month when we see the final sales in december. it went from 2.23% in 2011, total car sales to right now it is at 3.3%. so it is going up. still a very small piece of the pie. i think that's what you need to remember that you need to keep this in perspective. one interesting dynamic is that a lot of the competition among the electric cars and the hybrids are actually each other. as opposed to traditional gasoline cars. >
cook budget and tax correspondent for the national journal coming to us from washington d.c. welcome inside the war room. >> thanks so much for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. it's the speaker's move now what do you think he will ask for in addition to maybe what we have described here? and when do you think that he will come back with a plan? >> i think what we have to look for next week is, you know, the speaker coming back with some sort of plan that asks for more spending cuts. the president the initial plan that he put forward today through secretary geithner had some $400 billion in spending cuts, that was a big gap between that and the revenue that the president was asking form i think the speaker will come back and say went much bigger spending cuts, we want them to take effect immediately along with any revenue that we want. and the speaker going to look for big drastic changes in medicare medicaid and perhaps social security. >> jennifer: i agree. and i don't know that -- i believe that social securit
he was going to change the tone in washington. and every president says that. but the president does vice president the power to change the tone in washington. it takes two to consummate this tango, and obama tried. obama tried in many ways and at many different times as you know, the stimulus was more than one-third tax cuts he adopted a republican ideas for his health care reform. he went to republicans many times and said what will it take to get you to compromise with me on this bill and other bills, and he got no votes at all. so the republican's position is disrupt, be destructive, watch things fall apart, and then point their finger at him. >> jennifer: i'm curious what you think -- i have this theory that -- again, i could be all wet, but in the theme of hurricane sandy that bloomberg and chris christie who both need now significant investments to shore up their infrastructure to make sure these rolling storms which this won't be the last one since climate change is happening, that they might help to lead a charge in congress to do something finally about
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